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Old 12/28/2017, 08:49 PM   #1
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starting a new tank

hi i just bought a ELOS 120 tank and about to start cycling the water i have a couple of questions

1 should i start a qt tank at the same time as i start my elos system

2 can i qt more then one fish so i can add them into the main tank together as i wanted to buy a yellow tang and purple tang and i know its better to add them together but i don't think its a good idea to put them in a qt tank together am i better off adding one then moving the live rock around and add one latter on

3 should i add one fish then qt another fish and keep doing this

4 is it better to add just clown fish for a while and see how the tank goes and then add the more expensive fish

5in which order would you put in theses fish
yellow tang
purple tang
blue tang
clown fish

my lfs is telling me to put them all in at once but know his wrong

thanks for your help


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Old 12/28/2017, 10:26 PM   #2
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Hello & welcome
(1) I think you can do both at the same time qt & tank cycle or you can wait till cycle is over
(2) you can qt more than 1 fish, not sure about 3 tangs all at once
(3) it would be a good habit to qt every fish prior to adding to main tank
(5) you could some hardy fish chromis or a pair clowns, then add your other as the tank matures


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Old 12/29/2017, 09:11 AM   #3
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If I am not mistaking, that tank is 90 gallons. I would not recommend all 3 of those Tangs, the tank is not big enough. Out of those 3 I would only recommend the Yellow Tang.


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Old 12/29/2017, 01:01 PM   #4
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what about a 126 gallon tank is that big enough


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Old 12/29/2017, 02:40 PM   #5
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126 gallon is big enough for 1 or maybe 2 in my opinion


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Old 12/29/2017, 03:08 PM   #6
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As others have said that's a lot of tangs for that size tank. Tangs are more aggressive then other fish and are usually added last. Also, Tangs are disease magnets so be forewarned.


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Old 01/02/2018, 07:57 AM   #7
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You can start it now and save some precious time. While your tank is being cycled you can have your fish going through QT. I know we newbies want so see something on it quick. Just use common sense on the speed you move.

You can have multiple fish in QT based on your tank size, 3 tangs may be too much. 2 should be ok ( I wont get into the dark waters of tang talk, you'll have to go through initiation lol) . Also have some pvc pipes in it for hiding, filter, air stone and ammonia badge for security.

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Old 01/02/2018, 11:12 AM   #8
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what about a 126 gallon tank is that big enough
126 is not large enough for the blue... Blue min is 180 and purples can get big and mean. I have seen them large as a dinner plate. Id suggest a yellow and a bristletooth tang in a 126.

Also remember that yellows and purples look mighty alike. That can cause problems.


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Old 01/02/2018, 04:49 PM   #9
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You can only have one tang as said.

I have a 100 gallon cube and have one purple tang. She is the queen and runs the tank. She is also the biggest by far.

I also don't have nore have time, interest, money in a QT tank. I can't imagine trying to keep another tank going.

I have over $14000 in my 100 gallon and wouldn't dare think about adding another bottomless pit. Your mileage may vary.


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